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New York Times, Thursday, September 29, 1977

Author:
Jeanne Wilson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F G J X Y }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,274
Across
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An arm or a leg : LIMB
5
In shape, as a boxer : SHARP
10
Sun oneself : BASK
14
Verbal : ORAL
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Bridge card above nine : HONOR
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Italian wine town : ASTI
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Jab : POKE
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Defeated, in a way : OUTPOINTED
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Largest city in N.J. : NEWARK
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Printing measures : EMS
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Cries of pain : OWS
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Last of the count : TEN
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Item for a dinghy : OAR
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Oriental nurses : AMAHS
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Boxer-manager agreements : CONTRACTS
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Kind of wolf : LONE
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Away from aweather : ALEE
38
Pugnacious child : BRAT
39
Did business at the box office : SOLD
40
Radar terms : BLIPS
41
Crimson Tide, for short : BAMA
42
Baseball brothers' name : ALOU
43
___ Ridge (famed race horse) : RIVA
44
Kaffir warriors : IMPI
45
Retreat in the ring : BACKPEDAL
47
Words from the pit : ATPAR
48
Victorian or Vulgar : ERA
49
Founder of Dadaism : ARP
50
On the double : PDQ
53
Pittsburgh catcher and wrestling expert : OTT
55
Good news on Wall St. : UPTURN
58
Potential haymaker : ROUNDHOUSE
61
Part of speech : NOUN
63
Sills's forte : ARIA
64
Climb into the ring : ENTER
65
Kind of root : CUBE
66
Labyrinth : MAZE
67
Isn't illiterate : READS
68
Command, old style : HEST
Down
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Truncate : LOP
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Word with fisted or handed : IRON
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Manufacture : MAKE
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Lost a fight: Slang : BLEWTHEDUKE
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Clipped : SHORN
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Former Yankee manager : HOUK
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Picnic attendee : ANT
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Ring appurtenance : ROPE
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Stages, as fights : PROMOTES
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Taboo : BAN
11
Anent : ASTO
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Mulligan, e.g. : STEW
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Chocolate and Gavilan : KIDS
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River to the Danube : ISAR
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He lost to D.D.E. : AES
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Illegal blow : RABBITPUNCH
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Great horse of 1942 : ALSAB
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Dough or bread : MOOLA
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Vietnam city devastated in 1972 : ANLOC
30
Old word for warm : CALID
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Three-time A.L. batting champ : OLIVA
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One of India's neighbors : NEPAL
33
Muscular contraction : CRAMP
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Home of the Buccaneers : TAMPA
35
Step : STAIR
40
Easy fight : BREATHER
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Urge along : PROD
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Manly ___ of self-defense : ART
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Mimes : APERS
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Hyde Park vehicle : PRAM
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Tennyson poem : DORA
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Short test : QUIZ
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Normal muscle tension : TONE
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No longer new : USED
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Rake : ROUE
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Central points : NUBS
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Scotch negative : NAE
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Hagen of theater : UTA
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After deductions : NET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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